Hull City vs Everton Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

Hull City vs Everton Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

On May 11th, Everton travel to the KC Stadium to take on Hull City.  This is the final weekend of the Premier League and neither team really has anything riding on this game.  It will be interesting to see what kind of team Steve Bruce fields vs Everton with Hull's FA Cup final vs Arsenal looming on the horizon. With the FA Cup final only six days after this game, Bruce may decide to rest some of his key players …
Hull City vs Swansea City Preview | Key Men, Team News & Stats

Hull City vs Swansea City Preview | Key Men, Team News & Stats

Swansea City visit the KC Stadium to face Hull City with both teams aiming to edge closer to safety with only six games of the season to go. Both teams are on 33 points and are only separated by goal difference in the Premier League table but a win for either will all but secure Premier League football for next year. The home team go into the match in 14th place, seven points ahead of Cardiff who are in the last …
Can Roberto Martinez Solve Everton's Striker Conundrum?

Can Roberto Martinez Solve Everton's Striker Conundrum?

In virtually every single transfer window during David Moyes’ 11-year tenure with Everton, the club were constantly linked with bringing in a striker. The Toffees finished the 2012/13 campaign in sixth place and just nine points adrift of Champions League football. The biggest frustration for the supporters was that there was something about this season that felt like a ‘missed opportunity’ because once again, the profusion of draws was the difference of making it into Europe’s biggest club competition. There …
Everton 0 - 0 West Bromwich Albion | Tactical Analysis

Everton 0 - 0 West Bromwich Albion | Tactical Analysis

Roberto Martinez failed to begin his competitive career at Goodison with a win despite his Everton side dominating Albion in a reasonably entertaining 0-0 draw. The away side defended well but offered little in attack themselves with Everton only really increasing the tempo of the game in the second half. A dry pitch and hot conditions perhaps slowing the game down in the opening period. Line Ups Martinez named an unchanged starting eleven from the side that drew away to …
Premier League's Top Goal Scorers | Shots Per Goal Analysis

Premier League's Top Goal Scorers | Shots Per Goal Analysis

One of the favourite comparisons on the site is between strikers in the Premier League. One stat that we haven't yet implemented onto our Stats Centre, is the the Shots per Goal stat. This statistic shows how effective strikers are in the Premier League with the less shots per goal the better. The table below shows strikers with 5 goals or more so far in the Premier League and you are able to sort the columns below by clicking on …
Everton: Ten Game Player Analysis | Opta Stats

Everton: Ten Game Player Analysis | Opta Stats

Everton's 2-2 draw at Fulham signalled the ten game point of the season, generally the time managers and players finally deem it acceptable to begin judging their work. Sitting fourth in the table, the Toffees have started unusually well. They are playing some attractive football and dominating most games, although four consecutive draws have slightly checked their recent progress. In terms of performance, Everton's play has evolved into a more possession-heavy, pass-friendly system that has seen the Toffees become masters at carving out chances …
EPLIndex Statistical Team of the Week: Round 6 Premier League

EPLIndex Statistical Team of the Week: Round 6 Premier League

Better late than never but here it is - EPLIndex's Team of the Week using the EPLIndex.com's Stats Centre (Subscribe for Access to the EPLIndex Stats Centre) A 4-3-3 Formation - here's the reasoning for choosing this team! Mignolet [Clean Sheet] Only 2 keepers managed to keep a clean sheet this weekend - Mignolet and Begovic! Of the two GK's, Mignolet had a better 'involved' in the game and had a better save per minute ratio! Mignolet also managed a terrific save to …
Best New Signings | Hazard, Cazorla, Michu, Kagawa & van Persie Stats

Best New Signings | Hazard, Cazorla, Michu, Kagawa & van Persie Stats

Five very popular players with their respective fan bases are the new men in at Chelsea, Manchester United,  Swansea City and Arsenal. Only one of these players played in the Barclays Premier League a year ago - Robin Van Persie - while the other four have each made an instant impact upon their arrival in England. Based on their Premier League statistics through three fixtures, we examine their current pace and take a look at last seasons stats for each club …